SEPTEMBER 28–29, 2018



Why Attend?

The Ascend experience is different.

Ascend brings together the top thought leaders and practitioners in the rehab therapy industry. At this two-day event, you’ll get a year’s worth of insights and ideas to help boost business and improve your bottom line, and excel as a therapy professional. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to not only meet therapy professionals from around the country to discuss the ins and outs of succeeding in therapy, but also learn from industry experts and thought leaders from top organizations.

Exceptional education, world-class speakers, cutting-edge products, and powerful networking are the pillars of this industry conference.



In-depth sessions and workshops will provide you with tons of practical, game-changing takeaways you can immediately apply to improve your business strategy. Plus, therapists can earn CEUs for attending.


You’ll have the opportunity to meet, mingle, and share ideas with seasoned professionals from around the country. You never know what inspiration, partnerships, or friendships you’ll gain during this two-day event.


Right now, therapy professionals have a unique opportunity to step into a leading role in their patients’ healthcare teams. Join the discussion, and challenge yourself to take your practice—and our profession—to the next level.

Something for Every Role

Historically, Ascend attendees are the ones influencing the future of their companies’ business and strategic success. They’re the movers and shakers of the rehab therapy industry, and they hail from a wide variety of companies—both established and startup—including sole-practitioner clinics, multi-site private practices, and hospital-based facilities, where they work as single clinic owners, executives, therapists, front office staff, and billing managers. In other words, whatever your role—and whatever your company structure—if you’re a rehab therapy professional who wants to take your practice and your profession to the next level, Ascend is for you.


Learn revenue-boosting tactics that’ll actually scale with your growing business.

Gain realistic, relatable advice from peers and experts, and prepare your practice for the regulatory changes on the horizon.


Learn strategies for not only running your future business, but also growing it.

Network with industry leaders and successful private practice owners to gain realistic, relatable advice.


Increase your value to employers by understanding the business side of practice.

Gain valuable career-planning insight, and prepare yourself for the regulatory changes on the horizon.


Discover ways to improve your front-office workflow.

Gain valuable career-planning insight, and prepare yourself for the regulatory changes on the horizon.


Learn strategies for optimizing workflows and leveraging tech in multi-clinic or hospital-based practices.

Sharpen your leadership and hiring skills to ensure excellent company culture and streamlined communication.


Learn strategies for improving your workflow and revenue cycle management processes.

Increase your value to employers by learning how to better engage with patients—and improve payments—while gaining valuable career-planning insight.

Rehab Therapy’s Can’t-Miss Conference

Previous Speakers

Check out the industry thought leaders who have shared their wisdom and expertise at Ascend in the past.

Heidi Jannenga

President and Co-Founder

Dr. Larry Benz

President and CEO
Confluent Health

Karen DeSalvo

Former Assistant Secretary of Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Rick Gawenda

Founder and President
Gawenda Seminars & Consulting, Inc.

2018 Speaker List Coming Soon


This isn’t your run-of-the-mill conference. Ascend is all about collaboration and execution. In addition to gleaning tons of actionable business wisdom from our superstar speakers, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to take the floor yourself as you participate in meaningful discussions about technological, regulatory, clinical, and financial trends that will shape the future of outpatient rehab therapy.

New This Year: Track Experiences with three tracks.

Ascend will feature three different educational tracks this year! Each track features hand-picked, industry-leading speakers who will deliver information and insights specific to you, your role, and your responsibilities. You’ll be equipped to take actionable plans back to your organization after the event.

These specialized tracks bring you the most relevant content for your specific role within the business and ensure you leave inspired and energized.

We are still working on the 2018 agenda, but check out the great lineup we’ve had in years past.

2018 Agenda Coming Soon

Washington, DC

Ft. Worth, TX

Chicago, IL

Dallas, TX


Phoenix, Arizona, holds a special place in our hearts. It is, after all, where we launched WebPT in the back room of a coffee house in 2008—and grew it to more than 300 employees serving 70,000 rehab therapy professionals. You could say we’re passionate about our home state—almost as much as we are about the rehab therapy industry. So, what better way to celebrate our 10-year anniversary than by hosting Ascend 2018 in our very own backyard?

Event Location: Phoenix Convention Center
Attendee Hotel: Renaissance Phoenix Downtown

Lock in the special hotel rate of $169 per night.

To book your room at this negotiated rate, mention the Ascend Summit room block when making your reservation. Or, click here to book online with the discount automatically applied. But don’t delay; you must book by September 1, 2018, to take advantage of this special rate.

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Win a free night.

All attendees who reserve their rooms as part of the Ascend room block will be entered into a drawing to receive one night of their stay on us.
Stay tuned; we’ll announce the winner the week of Ascend.

Practice of the Year Award

Will the 2018 Practice of the Year Winner be You?

Ascend is the ultimate business summit for rehab therapy professionals. So, naturally, we have the ultimate award for rehab therapy professionals. Has your practice achieved noteworthy business results this year? If so, share your success story and enter to win our Ascend Practice of the Year award.

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$ 599

Per TicketAvailable for the first 150 registrants


$ 699

Per TicketAvailable until July 31, 2018

Last Chance

$ 799

Per TicketAvailable August 1, 2018, to September 23, 2018

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Want to bring your whole crew? We want to help. When you purchase four tickets, you’ll get one free.
Simply register all attendees, and add code “TeamDiscount” to the discount code box on the payment page.


Ascend attendees are the innovators, game-changers, and decision-makers of the rehab therapy space. Want to get their eyes on your brand?

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